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Mar 13:13 “You will be hated by all because of My name, but the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.”
Satan uses various methods,to express his hatred towards us. Why? These methods are used “because of My name”,...we are showing love and “joy” over the Love we have for truth FROM CHRIST.
Every time I think about this,it blows me away just how significant it is that Anointed are Witnesses for Christ at this time(Acts 1:8)...in opposition to “jehovah's witnesses” led by a Harlot.
There is purpose to this “torture” through persecution. Mat 13:21 “yet he has no firm root in himself”. Satan is using terrible emotional pain as persecution,so the Truth from Christ will not take a “firm root” in our heart. The Truth coming through Christ at this time is exposing the LIES within jws. Satan does not want that! So those who choose to use Christ's Truth to do this,will be persecuted!
Are we willing to endure that terrible “torture” for the sake of the new Truth from Christ?
Luke 14:27 “Whoever does not carry his own torture stake and come after Me cannot be My disciple.”
“Torture stake”. Christ said we have to “carry”/pick up,what tortures us,that makes it “torture” to keep faithful. For Christ,dying as someone who hated God,was his torture. Dying the way he died,was as if HE WAS a sinner against Jah. It implied He deserved to die for His crimes against Jah. This wasnt true,but Jesus was willing to endure this “torture” to show how far He would go to be faithful...even enduring slander against the Love He had for Jah.
Mat 10:38 “And he who does not take his torture stake and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.”
So we KNOWINGLY have to “carry”/pick up what “tortures” us BY choosing to endure it...and follow Christ. Then an anointed is “worthy of Me”.
Matt 13:20,21 is primarily about Anointed. That one awakening “hears the word and immediately receives it with joy” But something happens to that One. “when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he falls away.”
Does Christ say,they “fall away” because they dont love the new truth from Christ? No!
Does anyone deserve “persecution”? Its an unjustified attack upon them as a person,that happens BECAUSE its NOT about them as a person. So its not because they deserve it! Yet,its the result “of the word” from Christ at this time. Like the “torture stake” that will torture us,will we endure what “tortures” our hearts the most?
For some,its our past and how satan uses people from our past to remind us of things we want to forget. Does all that “torture” us? Yes! But are we willing to “carry” that torture stake” and follow Christ,as He himself “carried” His “torture stake” as an example for all Anointed.
He did the same thing He is asking.
Enduring what haunts and causes us terrible emotional/mental pain,proves satan a liar. Remember the reason satan sends it is BECAUSE we now spread Christ's truth at this time.
Satan will remind us of these things,BECAUSE we are taking sides with Christ by sharing the Truth that comes from Him at this time.
We can become conquers for Christ by enduring the Torture satan brings.
Remember,its happening because we have woken up because “of the word” from Christ.(Matt 13:20,21) This is why we ARE being “persecuted” and “tortured”. We said in our dedication to Jah,we would do anything for the Truth. Satan was listening. Are we prepared to endure what tortures us,so we can be in Gods Kingdom or share its benefits...BECAUSE of our Love for Jah and the Truth coming through His Son at this time? This is why we are being “tortured”!
Satan has many ways within his world that can make it supposedly “easier” to deal with burdens we carry,which “torture” us. Are we lonely,do we miss having a healthy sex life,do we miss children or family we lost because of our stand. Has satan used family members against us because we are taking a stand for Christ and Truth? Do we have serious health problems? All these things “torture” us because of our stand for Christ and His truth. Satan hates the truth being released from Christ! It means his end is near.
So what do you think he will do to those who spread the Words of Christ? Torture them as he did Christ! Matt 13:20,21.
Are we willing to keep bearing the burden of that “torture stake” till the end? Christ did,though it was a terrible burden to “CARRY” that stake knowing what it represented. He carried it in front of many people on the way to Calvary. That people thought HE DID hate his father because those who were the religious leaders cast judgement upon him...and was worthy of a death that represented a supposed hatred and being a sinner against Jah.
Not even considering what other people thought,Him having to “carry” that torture stake and how it represented something that wasnt true about him,WAS TOTURE for that sinless man who loved His Father. Yes,he died on that “torture stake”,but having to carry that stake and its symbolic meanings to the place where He would die,was just as bad as dying on it.
Christ said “CARRY the torture stake” not die on one. Are we “tortured” because we spread CHRISTS Truth at this time? Luke 14:27. We all have our various types of “torture” we must carry.
But He was willing to bear the “torture” of spreading truth within an apostate nation,to prove satan a liar. What was Jesus willing to bear,to prove faithful? Unimaginable mental and emotional “torture”! Luke 22:44 He was willing to bear this for Truth! Jesus was “tortured” and killed for Truth...and left an example for those who would spread the Truth He would give them at this time.
Mat 13:21 “ when affliction or persecution arises because of the word”...Jesus was exposing the Lies within a covenant nation. Those who could have been Anointed. He suffered because of the TRUTH that did this.
HE “carried” a “torture stake” during a life of exposing lies!
So we will suffer like Jesus,for the same reasons,if we share Christ's truth at this time. The reason He was tortured,will be the same for those in this time who spread His truth within an Apostate spiritual nation.
There are many things that “torture” us that could be perhaps minimised by satans world. We CANNOT allow what he supplies to be the thing that helps us “cope” with our various situations. If we do,this is showing a lack of faith in Jahs promises for the future,which will be the place where Jah will satisfy our desires. We dont want our “desires” to be corrupted so satan “fulfils” them! Psa 20:4,Psa 36:7, Psa 37:4 "Delight yourself in Yhwh;And He will give you the desires of your heart."
Eph 3:20 "Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us"
We have to show Jah and Christ we are willing to suffer “torture” for the sake of Him and being faithful. When in the Kingdom,all things we need will be supplied. But as with Jesus,what are we willing to endure to get the thing promised? Lets not drop our “torture stake” and give in as satan wants. If Jesus had of done that,the ransom could not be supplied. Christ endured emotional and mental “torture” so we can have everlasting life in joy and happiness. 1 Cor 2:9.
Lets join with Christ in being faithful whilst we are “tortured” because of our Love for Jah...and show that Love for Him by spreading Christs Truth which the Father has given Him.
Hebrews 12:2 “fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the torture stake, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
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